Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Brazil: Floods and mudslides: 800 dead, churches and ecumenical groups unite to help homeless

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Churches mobilize as flooding affects Brazil

New York(ENInews)--Church and ecumenical groups in Brazil are gathering resources to help the thousands affected by devastating floods and mudslides near Rio de Janeiro. In the past week, days of heavy rain have drenched hillside towns around the city. More than 600 people have died and another 14,000 people have been driven from their homes, according to state officials. (300 words, ENI-11-0014)

-- Politicarp 

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